Intermacs collects clinical data relevant to mechanical circulatory support devices (MCSDs) from index hospitalization through follow-up evaluations. Post implant follow-up data is collected at 1 week, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months and every 6 months thereafter. Major outcomes after implant, e.g., death, explant, rehospitalization and adverse events, are entered within 30 days of occurrence and also as part of the defined follow-up scheduled intervals.
Intermacs provides contemporary data to demonstrate outcomes, with additional insight into appropriate risk stratification and patient selection. Death, transplant, and explant are the major discrete endpoints recorded. Complex endpoints include the patient’s level of function and quality of life, critical to the evaluation of current MCSD therapy these indices are becoming increasingly important as patient survival improves, and new devices will be compared for outcomes beyond survival.
Sponsored by The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and housed at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Intermacs launched in June 2006 with 15 participating hospitals within the United States. The registry has quickly grown to include the majority of MCSD centers in the U.S. Intermacs is recognized as the Joint Commission mandated registry for all U.S. centers implanting MCSDs for destination therapy and now has expanded to include all interested hospitals in the United States and Canada.
|Quarterly Report Distribution Schedule
Intermacs quarterly reports are distributed each quarter through the Web-Based Data Entry (WBDE) file delivery system. Reports are distributed three months after coverage stop date to allow complete data entry, data processing, and accuracy checks. Please send any questions and comments to Maceo Cleggett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Calendar Quarter||Coverage Stop Date||Distribution Date|
|Q1||March 31st||June 30th|
|Q2||June 30th||September 30th|
|Q3||September 30th||December 31st|
|Q4||December 31st||March 31st|
If a patient transfers his/her care, the last date of medical contact should be used as the transfer date. This could be either a date of the last clinic visit, hospitalization or phone call.
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Intermacs is sensitive to site and participant confidentiality. Please use a secure e-mail to communicate confidential information with Intermacs staff. If you do not have a secure e-mail available, contact us at email@example.com and request access to the Intermacs secure e-mail.
This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract Number HHSN268201100025C.